MSC Oliver joins MSC Oscar

The MSC Oliver returned from sea trials over the weekend of the 21st-22nd March.

This new container ship joins the MSC Oscar, it’s sister ship, as being the worlds largest container ships.  Both vessels can hold a record breaking amount of shipping containers, 19,224 twenty foot containers!

The vessel is due for delivery to Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) in April and will service MSC’s new East-West trade route between Europe and Asia.

The MSC Oliver and the MSC Oscar will be joined by a further 18 vessels all with the capacity to hold over 19,000 twenty foot containers.  The Oliver and Oscar are part of the Olympic Series – there will six of these vessels in total.

Recently, MSC’s CEO Diego Aponte was interviewed on CNN.  Find the interview here.